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36 Jobs With Wages Rising Faster Than Inflation

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31. Telephone call center workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +12.5%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $24.66
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $21.92
> Sector: Professional and business services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $38.62 (+4.2% in past year)

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30. Facilities support service workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +12.8%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $27.58
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $24.45
> Sector: Professional and business services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $38.62 (+4.2% in past year)

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29. Computer and office machine repair workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +12.8%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $32.81
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $29.08
> Sector: Other services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $28.30 (+1.9% in past year)

28. Lime, gypsum, and other nonmetallic mineral products manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +12.8%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $30.69
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $27.20
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

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27. Plywood and engineered wood products manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: +13.0%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $26.40
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $23.37
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

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